Newcastle United are interested in signing Guingamp midfielder Clement Grenier this summer, according to reports in L’Equipe.
The Magpies are believed to have tried to sign Grenier back in 2014, but the attacking midfielder ultimately decided to remain with Lyon.
It has been a difficult and indeed injury-ravaged few years for Grenier, but he impressed in the second half of last season – scoring five times and registering four assists in 15 appearances for Guingamp, having joined the club on a free transfer in January.
According to L’Equipe, Grenier could be available for as little as £2.6m this summer, and Newcastle are seriously interested in a potential deal.
That said, Everton, Fulham, AC Milan, Rennes and Fenerbahce are also all being linked with a player who has managed just 29 first-team appearances in the last three seasons. West Ham United, meanwhile, are also said to be in the race.
The Newcastle fans have been reacting to the transfer speculation, and it would be fair to say that they are struggling to agree whether their club should take a punt on the 27-year-old.
A selection of the Twitter reaction can be seen below:
Clement Grenier before injuries was the biggest talent in French football. A player I would 100% take a gamble on at 3mill.
— Danny Brown (@DanielBrown666) June 26, 2018
agreed, worth the risk at such a low figure. and with the record of fixing permanently injured players we have recently cant see it being a bad move.
— Bri (@Bri2889) June 26, 2018
Weaker ankles than Wilshire… More injury prone than Sturridge
— TH Sports Massage Therapy (@tonyhenderson73) June 26, 2018
Made of twiglets ?
— martin pearce (@pearcey33) June 26, 2018
That is just what we need, a player who will prob be injured 75% on the time he is on our books, wasting a squad place and wages, might even take 12 months to adapt to the league and even by then prob wouldn’t suit him as it’s more physical than he’s used to. ?
— Brady (@BRADY1892) June 26, 2018
Fast forward 12 months time when everyone is hailing him as one of the signings of season ?
— David Baty (@Vomero81) June 26, 2018
— Dan Snowden (@DanSnowden) June 26, 2018